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The Fairmont San Francisco

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Ranked #16 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Orlando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four took two rooms for 2 nights, separated by 20 floors in order for one room to have a view, It was exciting to run into Tom Brokaw in the lobby and ride the elevator 20 floors with Harry Connick Jr. Unfortunately the Tonga Room was closed the dates we were there. You need a warm rain... More

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Sharpsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing historic hotel in a great location in San Francisco. The Lobby and common areas feel "Royal". The rooftop garden is beautiful. I didn't eat in the restaurant or bar but they are beautiful. My room was huge!! The cafe attached was a pleasant surprise but bring walking shoes because it's at the top of one of... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fairmont is stately and grand with modern aesthetics and decor. The first room we checked in faced a sterile "courtyard". It reminded me of an insane asylum. I assume it was the basic rate associated with the conference. We upgraded to a KING. It was a room with a view! The closet was large! The carpet was plush! Don't... More

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East Coaster
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fairmont is a very glamorous hotel. It is large, but the service is still top notch. The rooms are very well appointed, and the beds are comfortable. While we didn't have dinner here, we had drinks at the Tonga Room, which is very popular with the tourists, while a bit cheesy with the regular rain showers and thunder storms... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words about the hotel. We welcome all guest feedback, but are particularly pleased to hear from such a seasoned traveler as yourself. As we pride ourselves on service, I'm happy you felt in spite of our size, we still delivered personalized touches. We are very proud of our room renovation and feel the modern... More

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at this wonderful hotel for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. This is a beautiful place to stay and we felt very at home here. We had a wonderful spacious room with a large on suite and it was also great to have a his and her's sink. The room had all mod cons, Wifi etc.... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and congratulations on your wedding! We're honored that you chose to spend such a momentous occasion with us and that we were your favorite hotel! Tonga Room is a San Francisco institution and not to be missed, so I"m happy you were able to experience it. I look forward to sharing... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a spacious room with a superb view and a huge bathroom. It was clean and spotless but housekeeping was somewhat slack (dirty dishes sitting around all day, for instance). We had dinner at the Tonga Room with some local friends and it was splendid: excellent food and entertaining live music (not to mention the dangerously delicious cocktails). We'll... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old school San Francisco property that not only attracts locals, families, and tourist, but also attracts trendy and upscale tech and commercial clients. Really impressive blend of people that works well.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. I'm very pleased to hear you had such a nice stay with us and look forward to sharing your feedback with the staff. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher More

Mclean
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here with family for spring break. What a beautiful hotel. Staff were helpful and courteous. Room was updated. Great location with a trolley stop right next to building. Parking is really expensive but that is everywhere in San Fran. Stay out of the tonga room bar in the hotel because it sucks!

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear you such a nice visit and found the staff wonderful. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the team, I know they'll be pleased to hear it. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher More

Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at several Fairmonts in USA and Canada and this one doesn't let you down. We contacted them prior to our visit as it was our joint 50th Birthday trip...they upgraded us and placed a birthday balloon in the room with a birthday card...wonderful touch. We'll the room was excellent high floor facing the bay with a view... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and happy belated birthday! I'm thrilled to hear your joint 50th birthday trip was such a memorable one and that you enjoyed our little gift to you both. The views from the tower are some of the most stunning and not to be missed. We pride ourselves on service, so it's... More

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights. We choose the hotel on location as it has great views of the city and the bay. The decor is wonderful and very well maintained. The staff are pleasant and very helpful. Our room was on the 17th floor and had recently had a refurbishment. It was a good size, and was beautiful. It had... More

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had such a nice time with us and sound like you're open to returning. We feel fortunate to be located atop Nob Hill and afforded such beautiful views of the City. I'm happy you enjoyed your tower room, as they offer some of the most... More

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Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont San Francisco 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Spa Hotel in San Francisco #7 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco #11 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #13 Family Hotel in San Francisco #17 Green Hotel in San Francisco #19 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Each of the San Francisco hotel's spacious guestrooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, Frette linen ensembles, pillow top beds, and MP3 docking stations.In addition to its 591 guest rooms and suites this luxury San Francisco hotel offers fine dining with three renowned restaurants and lounges, as well as 55,000 square feet of spectacular function space. With a panoramic view of the City and the Bay from high atop Nob Hill, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an unmatched blend of luxurious accommodations, elegant meeting spaces and superb services, which make for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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